Patagonia Stretch Nano Storm Jacket Womens
The Patagonia Women's Stretch Nano Storm Jacket 2017 is back again this winter season, and is as great as ever at protecting you in those winter weathers. The Patagonia Women's Nano Storm Jacket is a take anywhere, do anything, mega breathable, stretch technical jacket for all your alpine adventures, including hiking, mountaineering or winter climbing. This more technical garment is both warm and weatherproof, without compromising on it’s breathability to keep you cool in stickier situations. There’s a generous 60g of Patagonia’s groundbreaking FullRange insulation encased in their proprietary, stretchy two-layer H2NO waterproof and breathable fabric, to insulate effectively but to keep the utmost flexibility maintained in your jacket. This is a simple but stylish addition to your wardrobe that’ll see you through a range of stop-start outdoor activities without the need for vents or constant layer adjustments.
|MATERIALS SHELL||H2NO, 2L 2.2oz 30 denier 100% nylon stretch ripstop with a waterproof and breathable barrier and DWR finish.|
|INSULATION||60g FullRange 100% polyester stretch insulation|
|POCKETS||Two front zip pockets and two chest zip pockets|
|WARMTH||60g stretch insulation|
|PROTECTION||Velcro adjustable cuffs, watertight zips|
Patagonia H2No® Performance Standard
Patagonia are the ultimate leaders in sustainability and environmentally friendly production methods, and their H2No® performance standard testing is no exception. Similarly to Gore-Tex, for a fabric to be H2No® approved, it has to pass rigorous tests to make sure it is breathable, waterproof and long-lasting; this involves a number of waterproofing tests, including one which can simulate years of wear, as well as field testing to work out any weaknesses in the product and ensure that it won’t let you down while you’re wearing it. So if you’re buying an H2No® approved product, you can be sure that it will last forever, keep you protected and has been made with the ultimate respect for the planet.
The 2-layer H2No fabric has a breathable mesh lining to protect the outer waterproof breathable layer. This is the lightest H2No fabric, so is great for any activity done in weather that’s not super cold - it’s still completely waterproof so will keep you dry but the breathability means you won’t overheat!
Patagonia’s revolutionary FullRange insulation is designed to keep you warm when it’s cold and keep you cool when you’re working hard, without having to constantly adjust your layers. First used in the Nano-Air series, this lightweight polyester insulation is engineered with four-way stretch, so it moves with your body and maintains its structure well. It’s also highly breathable which is what allows it to regulate your body temperature so efficiently over a range of stop-start activities.
Ripstop is a fabric weaving technique often used in the shells and linings of technical clothing. The fabric (most commonly Nylon or polyester) is woven in a crosshatch pattern of stronger fibres at intervals to stop the fabric from tearing, and stop further tearing if it does. Ripstop makes fabric is really strong and was first used to make military equipment such as parachutes, but is now commonly used in lightweight shell jackets and made from finer fibres in order to make garments soft and light while remaining super-tough.
Right from the start, Patagonia has been at the forefront of environmentally friendly production, and are still one of the only companies in the world that offer a completely transparent supply chain to anyone who cares to look. They are constantly experimenting and developing new ways to bring us durable and sustainably produced clothing - recycled polyester, organic cotton, traceable down, responsibly sourced merino and undyed cashmere are all common materials in the Patagonia catalogue. As well as using the best materials and production methods for the planet, Patagonia also make sure every one of their employees is treated fairly, from the shop floor to factories all over the world. And they donate a percentage of their yearly profits to environmental initiatives and community projects in many different countries.
Patagonia offer an ‘Ironclad Warranty’ which means if you’re dissatisfied with the performance of a product at the time of purchase or afterwards, or if it breaks unexpectedly, they will provide a free exchange, refund or repair. They will also repair damage due to wear and tear for a reasonable price, and have a section on their website that teaches you to repair your own clothing, so there is no need to unnecessarily buy new gear.